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late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar gathering as iran, israel and eight arab countries hold crucial elections this year. >> in every one of them, a new form of right, far, far right is emerging as to change the balance of power. >> reporter: in his first term, barack obama said he was making the middle east peace process a priority, but middle east expert aaron david miller says don't get your hopes up for this term. >> the fact is if you -- if the administration tried to put mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu down together, right now, or in february, at the negotiating table, the gaps between them are so large that they simply cannot be bridged and the u.s., yet again,
president obama, my name is julia. i'm an 11-year-old who lives here in d.c. there are no words to explain how sad i am about the school shooting. even though i'm not scared for my safety, i'm scared for others. i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not be able to bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be that into politics, but my opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should only be in the most horrible event, where others will get hurt if they are not. i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard to make guns not allowed, not just for me, but the whole united states. my love and regrets, julia. >> that's a very thoughtful letter, julia. why did you decide to sit down and write it? >> well, i was overwhelmed with sadness about the school shooting and knew as one person i couldn't do anything, but i knew that president obama could. so i decided to write this letter hoping that at least he would read it and think of doing something. >> theo, you're the dad. did you
from 10-year-old kijah from fworge ga. asking mr. obama to stop gun violence. a number of those children will join the president on stage today. bill: we're awaiting the headlines, wendell. what is the expectation? what will be the proposal from the president? >> reporter: here a combination of proposals, bill. some for congress. some measures the government can take on its own. the president will announce a crackdown on people that lie on background checks. tougher penalties for gun traffickers. better distribution of mental health records. he will ask lawmakers to pass legislation requiring universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines where republican congressman bob goodlatte of west virgina suggests he will run into opposition. >> this is a very important constitutional right. we're dedicated to protecting the second amendment from that standpoint. what we want to focus on are ways to make sure that people with serious mental difficulties are kept away from firearms. >> reporter: even democrats saying the assault weapons ban in particul
an election year when it spent $19 million on campaign ads. >> much of that was against president obama. a lot of it was against democrats running for congress. >> had they spent that much money prior to that? >> no. no. >> reporter: the question now is whether the nra's history will take a new direction after newtown. >> if republicans refuse to bring anything to the floor even for a vote, we'll see that the nra really is still strong-arming elected officials. >> reporter: the nra would not talk to cnn on camera for this story but a spokesman for the group points out the nra is not just picking up what it calls an unprecedented number of new members. the gun lobby is raising money as well for what it predicts will be an expensive and hard-fought battle on gun control. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >>> i want to bring michael and reihan back. that is amazing that the nra at one point was fighting for gun control, they thought it was appropriate and it has since become a much more absolutist organization. i'm curious about this unprecedented spike in membership. i did the math quickly so if i'm
to fix that. the one thing that the supreme court has done twice in five years is reaffirm an individual's right to own a gun. second amendment is alive and well. that is settled by the court. i imagine that the obama white house had their lawyers look carefully and some could be challenged. they probably will be able to pass muster and get flak for it. bad p.r. from some people. a lot of these things will be ineffective. >> bob: let's wait to see what they are. >> andrea: a lot of bad p.r. hard for anyone questioning what he does tomorrow to criticize. >> bob: there you go. >> andrea: how can you be against this? >> bob: another good reason. it's all theater. >> kimberly: children are politically expedient. this is based on his greater political philosophy. >> eric: ahead, could lance armstrong doping lies be the biggest sport scandal of all time? that debate plus news on the interview with oprah when we come back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> dana: >> dana: nothing better than bob beckel chair dancing. we'll talk about lance armstrong who admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. he sat dow
. i made ads for years and that thingbe doesn't deserve to be on television. look he got in things that had nothing to do with guns. they went after obama's kids. >> greg: no, they didn't. >> eric: they didn't. >> bob: yes, they did. >> greg: no, no no, no. >> bob: you interrupted me. >> greg: i'm going to interrupt you again. i said this points two weeks ago. when rahm emanuel was going off aboutbe guns his kids are protected at a school. same with obama's kids. same with david gregory's kids. obama could have won over a lot of people if he said i want every child to be as safe as mine. that means to have security. that's all he has to say. he didn't say that. everybody had the right to have their kids as safe as president obama's. that is not a cheap ad. that is a factual ad. >> bob: they should have protection, secret service, every child has that. >> eric: we are talking about -- >> bob: this is a quaker school that does not have armed guards. >> eric: they have security. >> bob: not armed guards. >> andrea: aclu says this infringes on the kid's rights. how? the right to get sh
.r.a. and president obama use children to help deliver messages today. appropriate? and we'll investigate what's called the case of political correctness on the playground as two six year olds are suspended for playing a game that goes back hundreds of years. ♪ >> fox news alert. earlier in the hour we told you about a controversial new ad from the national rifle association that criticizes president obama for accepting armed protection for his daughters at school. when mr. obama recently questioned the need for police to step up security at schools across the country. earlier, jay carney called that ad repugnant and cowardly. here is some of the ad currently running on the cable network, the sportsman channel. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to their securities, protection for theirs, and gun-free zones. >> megyn: joining me
that as we look alt what we'll do and the debt ceiling and president obama says funding this development program is the same importance to our national government. as paying the interest on our national debt. and, look, the contribution is a couple hundred million dollars a year and the system is 8 billion dollars a year, but one can ask, what do you want to spend our money on. do we want to bring the debt down or continue to fund some of these programs which, as this report indicates, you can't prove they're effective. >> greta: i think if-- i mean, it's one thing that's funded if you know it's effective and helping people. it's another thing to know that it sort of gets lost in the shuffle and no idea where it went. >> i think we've got to prioritize, i favor, if we're going to use foreign economic assistance i'd do it bilaterally, i think the u.s. gets a bigger bang for the buck than the u.n. >> greta: thank you. and a bizarre train crash in sweden, not just any crash, this commuter train was hijacked. the cleaning woman says she dieded to take the train out for a spin and able to dri
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